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August 10, 2018 Briefings By


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The 3 Most Important Products Unveiled at 2018’s Samsung Unpacked Event
The 3 Most Important Products Unveiled at 2018’s Samsung Unpacked Event

Here's everything you need to know about Samsung's newest gadgets, including when you can buy them.

Bellroy’s Terrific New Commuter Bags Hit the Form/Function Sweet Spot
Bellroy’s Terrific New Commuter Bags Hit the Form/Function Sweet Spot

There are lots of bags out there trying to blend commuter capability with office-ready good looks—but these ones do it right.

You Won’t Find a Better GMT Watch Than This for Under $1,000
You Won’t Find a Better GMT Watch Than This for Under $1,000

Just consider acting quickly, as it's likely to sell out fast.

J.Crew’s Well-Priced New Suit Is Perfect for Guys Who Don’t Like Suits
J.Crew’s Well-Priced New Suit Is Perfect for Guys Who Don’t Like Suits

No lining and a more generous fit makes for a really great suit.

It Just Got Easier to Buy One of Italy’s Most Stylish Brands
It Just Got Easier to Buy One of Italy’s Most Stylish Brands

Great news for guys who have the money to drop on Versace's luxurious wares.


Fresh Deals


Grayers Eastvale 3 Button Blazer
Save 21%: An unstructured cotton blazer is one of the more versatile garments for a business casual wardrobe. The relaxed silhouette and easy-wearing fabric give it everyday appeal that more formal options lack. Grayers makes a great example cut from pin dot cotton featuring a classic three-button design and informal patch pockets. Now at Huckberry, the Eastvale blazer is available in sizes S through XL and costs just $139 — that’s 21 percent off MSRP. — John Zientek


Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
Save 15%: Hamilton watches are a great way to get into mechanical timekeeping, its Khaki Field watches especially. They feature authentic vintage style and quality mechanical movements from ETA well under the $1,000 mark. The Field Khaki Automatic is an especially lovely option: it comes in a handsome 42mm case, features (in this iteration) a slate blue dial and boasts automatic winding. Best of all you can get it at a 15 percent discount at Nordstrom, right now. That might not seem like a lot, but that’s over $100 off MSRP. — Andrew Connor


Levi’s Made and Crafted Jeans
Save 50%: Is your go-to pair of jeans on its last legs? If you’re looking to pick up some new denim, it’s worth checking out the offerings from Levi’s Made and Crafted. The sub-brand combines high-quality fabrics with refined silhouettes, Japanese denim and tapered slim-fit styles. Now at Nordstrom, you can save 50 percent on three jeans from the brand. Available in a range of washes, these jeans are a step-up from your traditional Levi’s and are now nearly the same price-point. — John Zientek


Cheap Patio Furniture
Save Up to 75%>Is it possible to vouch for the quality of this super affordable patio furniture? No, not really. Is (up to) 75 percent off that already affordable patio furniture a really nice thing to take advantage of? Probably, yes.

Going on now and until Wednesday, Houzz has screens upon screens of outdoor furniture on deep discount. Fake wood, wood, aluminum, fake aluminum, wicker and more, if you need to trick out your backyard for the fall, this isn’t a bad time to do it. Checkout out a few solid pickups below, and check out similar deals on rugs to go under a new dining area and umbrellas to shade it. — Will Price


TCL 32-Inch Roku TV (2017)
Save $70: This little Roku TV won’t blow you away with specs. It’s 32-inches, which is tiny. And it lacks 4K resolution, only producing a 720p picture. However, if you’re looking to connect your old cable box or retro gaming console, this is a fine TV to consider. It has several HDMI ports, which is rare for a TV so small, and Wirecutter named it as the best LCD/LED TV for small rooms. Normally $200, you can get this TCL smart TV for $130 on Amazon today. That’s 35-percent off.


Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $52: When they launched in September, the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones replaced the popular MDR-1000X in Sony’s wireless noise-canceling lineup. They look almost identical but the WH-1000XM2s boast a slightly grippier texture and come with a few extra features, including Sony’s Quick Attention — it allows users to lower the volume of music by putting their hand over the right earcup. Though the WH-1000XM2 headphones normally retail for $350, they’re currently 15% off on Amazon for a $52 discount.


Tom Ford Sunglasses
Save up to 75%: Tom Ford makes some of the most tasteful luxury clothing and accessories available. As you’d expect with a reputation like that, the price point on everything from shirts to sweaters to suits is sky high. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite with elegant curves and distinctive hinge detailing. And now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 75 percent on a few different Italian-made styles. Normally over $400, these frames don’t cost more than a pair of traditional Ray-Bans while supplies last. — John Zientek


Duxtop Induction Cooktop
Save 50%>This well-reviewed Duxtop model, which is half off its usual price today, is the savior of your dorm, apartment or otherwise tiny living space that doesn’t have a range or stove. What does induction mean? Plug it into the wall, set a temperature (100 to 460 degrees) and cook. It’s all of 14 inches wide and 11 inches deep.

Induction cooktops, for the uninitiated, operate via electrifying a coil inside the device, which in turn generates a magnetic field. The cooktop does not provide heat on its own — only when you place a pan (stainless steel or cast-iron, copper an aluminum don’t work) on the “burner” is heat generated by way of the magnetic field charging currents through the pan. What does that actually mean? The pan can heat and change temperature very quickly, per your input on the cooktop. Induction cooktops will bring water to a boil faster, be ready to sear faster and anything else that relies on the heating of a pan in cooking.

The Duxtop induction cooktop is marked down from $150 to $75 for today only. — Will Price


This Sale Is Your Chance to Snag a Weird Pocket Knife
Save up to 45%: Massdrop is currently offering a small collection of unconventional and slightly weird pocket knives for up to 45 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

Damn the Purists. This Is the Porsche You Want
Damn the Purists. This Is the Porsche You Want

For those of us who enjoy the thrill of driving over period-correct accuracy, yet still fawn over the classic lines of vintage cars, there are hot rods like this Outlaw 356.

These Three Simple Vintage Watches Work for All Occasions
These Three Simple Vintage Watches Work for All Occasions

Three watches from Longines, Omega and Rolex.

Did Patagonia Just Make the Best Baselayer Ever?
Did Patagonia Just Make the Best Baselayer Ever?

Patagonia invented the concept of layering when it created its original Capilene baselayers in the 1980s. Now, more than 30 years later, the company reimagines the next-to-skin layer with the light and seamless Capilene Air.

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